State of Alaska
Fiscal Note
Bill Version: HB 21
2022 Legislative Session
Fiscal Note Number: 1
(H) Publish Date: 1/26/2022
Identifier: HB21-UA-SS-1-14-22 Department: University of Alaska
Title: ADD FACULTY MEMBER UNIV BOARD OF Appropriation: University of Alaska
REGENTS Allocation: Systemwide Services
Sponsor: WOOL OMB Component Number: 730
Requester: House Education
Note: Amounts do not include inflation unless otherwise noted below. (Thousands of Dollars)
Included in
FY2023 Governor's
Appropriation FY2023 Out-Year Cost Estimates
Requested Request
OPERATING EXPENDITURES FY 2023 FY 2023 FY 2024 FY 2025 FY 2026 FY 2027 FY 2028
Personal Services
Travel 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Capital Outlay
Grants & Benefits
Total Operating 4.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Fund Source (Operating Only)
1004 Gen Fund (UGF) 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Total 4.5 0.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Change in Revenues
Total 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Estimated SUPPLEMENTAL (FY2022) cost: 0.0 (separate supplemental appropriation required)
Estimated CAPITAL (FY2023) cost: 0.0 (separate capital appropriation required)
Does the bill create or modify a new fund or account? N
(Supplemental/Capital/New Fund - discuss reasons and fund source(s) in analysis section)
Does the bill direct, or will the bill result in, regulation changes adopted by your agency? N
If yes, by what date are the regulations to be adopted, amended or repealed?
Why this fiscal note differs from previous version/comments:
Updated for SLA2022 fiscal note template
Prepared By: Alesia Kruckenberg Phone: (907)450-8426
Division: UA Strategy, Planning and Budget Date: 01/14/2022 12:00 AM
Approved By: Michelle Rizk Date: 01/14/22
Agency: University of Alaska
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HB 21 - Fiscal Note 1
Currently, the University of Alaska (UA) Board of Regents is an 11member board, appointed by the Governor and
confirmed by the Alaska Legislature. Members serve 8year terms, with the exception of the student regent who serves a
2year term.
This legislation expands the Board of Regents (BOR) to 12 members by adding one fulltime faculty member. The Faculty
Senate from each of UAs three accredited universities would elect two faculty members to forward to the Governor for
consideration. The Governor would select one regent from the list of six names forwarded by the universities. The faculty
regent must be confirmed by the legislature and would serve a twoyear term.
The legislation requires the faculty regent to be employed by, and have received tenure from one of the three universities
within the UA System. Currently, regents are not university employees. This fiscal analysis assumes the faculty regent will
serve voluntarily, and will be unpaid, as is the case with existing regents.
UA estimates that adding a faculty member to the BOR will add an incremental travel cost of $4,500 annually. In FY19, the
current 11member board incurred total travel related expenses of $49,000 to participate in five inperson regular
meetings and six special or emergency meetings. Adding an additional member would therefore be expected to increase
annual travel costs by approximately $4,500.
If the legislative intent is to hold the faculty regent harmless for work missed as a result of their BOR duties, UA may incu r
additional costs associated with paying other faculty to cover those teaching duties.
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Statutes affected:
HB0021A, AM HB 21, introduced 02/18/2021: 14.40.120, 14.40.130, 14.40.150, 14.40.140, 14.40.200
HB0021A, AM HB 21, introduced 01/08/2021: 14.40.120, 14.40.130, 14.40.150, 14.40.140, 14.40.200